Three Tips to Chevy Axle Assembly, Repair and Replacement
If your axle shaft or any part of your axle is acting up in your car, many of us will automatically head to the dealership to see what they can do about it. Your dealership will most likely quote you a horribly expensive fee for the parts and service work. And, in most instances, you will return home cussing and cursing the price of repair and installation of a new Chevy axle or axle part.
The Truth about Dealerships
Dealerships are usually the most expensive way to repair any part, axle or otherwise. The mechanics tend to be more expensive and the parts also tend to be jacked up in price. Instead of going to a dealership to get your Chevy axle fixed, go to a parts store or a trustworthy mechanic that does not specialize in Chevy trucks. They will most likely be able to help you pick out the part and install it for a better price. Wether it be a chevy straight axel, chevy rear axel or chevy truck axel.
Another option when it comes to Chevy axle repair and replacement is to check online. There are online shops that can get the part you want at a discounted rate. You may need to pay for shipping and handling (and additional fees if buying from overseas), but this can save you a lot of money in the long run. Instead of paying for the part and the service, you can simple pay for the service.
Make friends with a Mechanic
Chevy axle assembly is not usually a do-it-yourself job unless you are more than just an amateur mechanic. However, if you happen to know a mechanic, you can save a lot of money by inviting them over to replace your Chevy axle and enjoy a few beers after the job is done. Pay them an hourly rate, offer to help them out (getting grease, tools and rags if they need), and then shout them a few after-job beers. You will most likely learn something about axle repair and replacement along the way and can also make an otherwise stressful and expensive job into an enjoyable weekend afternoon.